340 coming shortly on intern programs told not to come Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon is reporting that the Prime Minister's Office has stopped transferring funds to Masa due to "conflict of interests" with the Jewish Agency. The request was initated by the Office's legal advisor. The Jewish Agency, which funds Masa along with the Israeli government, also serves as a trip provider through its wholly owned Israel Experience … [Read more...] about Funding Dispute threatens Masa Programs
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Israel’s population reached approximately 8.79 million on the last day of 2017, the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday. JNS.org: Some 6.55 million Israelis - 74.6 percent of the population - are Jewish, the bureau said. About 1.83 million, accounting for 20.9 percent of the population, are Arabs. The remaining 4.5 percent - about 400,000 people - are others, including non-Arab Christians and those with no religion. The … [Read more...] about As 2018 begins, Israel’s population reaches 8.79 million
By Elizabeth Kratz/JNS The congregational arm of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) has severed ties with the longtime director of the denomination’s youth movement after receiving “multiple testimonies” that corroborated an allegation of sexual abuse. Allegations about Jules Gutin, 67, who in 2011 completed his 20-year tenure as international director of United Synagogue Youth (USY) and since 2012 had conducted tours of Poland for USY, first came … [Read more...] about USCJ Severs Ties with Former Youth Director over Alleged Sexual Abuse
Kol HaKavod to TOM, a start-up of Tel Aviv's Reut Group, for being named "1 of 15 Technlology Companies to Watch" in 2018 by Forbes: "While hackathons have been all the rage, an equally awesome brother of the famous geek gathering - that is, the makeathon - is on the rise. If you’re asking what the heck a makeathon is, think hackathon – as in lots of nerds gathering and working together all day and night towards building something great - … [Read more...] about TOM Named 1 of 15 Technology Companies To Watch In 2018
Some 5,600 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries and communal leaders from 100 countries, hailing from as far away as Bangkok and the Congo, gathered Sunday night for the banquet of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim). The annual event, the largest Jewish gathering in North America, is aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. The event highlighted Chabad's global impact as it opens … [Read more...] about 5,600 Rabbis from 100 Countries and 50 States Convened in Bayonne, N.J.